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Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to reduce U.S. lighting energy use by 75% by 2035 and contribute significantly to our nation's energy security.

The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) SSL initiatives offers a unique opportunity for the federal sector to lead large-scale implementation efforts focused on SSL applications ripe for near-term implementation through a process that recognizes the technology's potential and challenges to adoption.

Indoor Solid-State Lighting

FEMP supports accelerated federal adoption of high-efficiency troffer lighting and controls systems, with guidance and recognition available through the Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC).

Interior Lighting Campaign

Federal sites can take advantage of SSL resources for high-efficiency lighting tailored to their needs by joining the ILC, which offers resources and limited technical assistance, as well as recognition to organizations that demonstrate exemplary performance. Savings can be significant! For example, by adopting more efficient troffer lighting, such as systems that meet the Better Buildings Alliance specification for troffers, building owners can save more than 50% on a one-for-one basis and up to 80% with the use of controls. The ILC spans troffer, linear suspended, high bay, and low bay lighting applications including controls. Join the ILC now!

Several federal sites participate in the ILC and have received recognition for exemplary performance.

2018 Recognized Sites

In 2018, three federal sites were recognized for exemplary performance at the 2018 ILC recognition event, held at the 2018 IES Annual Conference on August 10, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Kadena Air Force Base: Exemplary Federal Site Project
  • Nellis Air Force Base: Highest Percentage of Annual Energy Savings for Lighting Retrofits (Medium Project)
  • U.S. General Services Administration: Exemplary Federal Site Project

Learn more about the recognized sites.

2017 Recognized Sites

In 2017, one federal site was recognized for exemplary performance at the 2017 ILC recognition event, held at the BOMA 2017 International Conference and Expo on June 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • U.S. Army Reserve- 88th Readiness Division
    • Highest Percentage of Annual Energy Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Medium Project
    • Highest Percentage of Annual Energy Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Large Project  

Learn more about the recognized sites.

2016 Recognized Sites

In 2016, three federal sites were acknowledged for exemplary performance at the 2016 ILC recognition event, which was held at the Building Owners and Managers Association's 2017 International Conference and Expo on June 27, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Learn more about the recognized sites.

Outdoor Solid-State Lighting

FEMP encourages accelerated federal adoption of high efficiency parking lighting and controls systems, in support of the advancement of high-efficiency outdoor lighting and controls solutions through the Solid-State Lighting Program and the Better Buildings Alliance Lighting & Electrical Technology Research Team.

Toolkit: Upgrade Your Parking to High-Efficiency Lighting Solutions

Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign participants have upgraded or installed energy efficiency equipment and/or lighting controls in over 565 million square feet of parking facilities, representing 1.7 million parking spots. Participants saved 229 million kWh annually, amounting to $24.2 million in electricity savings and deferring the energy usage of roughly 21,150 homes.

Federal sites can take advantage of the LEEP Campaign resources, including tools, case studies, fact sheets, and guidance materials designed to make it easy for facility owners and managers to adopt high-efficiency lighting and controls systems for parking facilities.

The following federal organizations received recognition for exemplary performance.

  • 2017 Federal LEEP Campaign Exemplary Performance Recognition
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Laboratory and Fire Research Center: Exemplary Federal Sector Parking Facility
    • Nellis Air Force Base: Exemplary Federal Sector Parking Facility
  • 2016 Federal LEEP Campaign Exemplary Performance Recognition
    • Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command
  • 2015 Federal LEEP Campaign Exemplary Performance Recognition Case Studies:
  • 2014 Federal LEEP Campaign Exemplary Performance Recognition Case Studies:

Learn more about the recognized sites.

Solid-State Lighting Resources

Federal Energy Management Program Resources

Indoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting

Project Financing

Additional Resources
  • DesignLights Consortium: Collaboration of utility companies and regional energy-efficiency organizations, which includes established performance criteria and a qualified products list of high-performance SSL products.